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Fact Sheet:
Area of Study: Anthropology GPA: 2.0
Program Description:
Ecuador 2015

Term: Spring 2018

Trip Highlights

• Explore the historical Quito, a city surrounded by volcanoes
• Enjoy a hike up Imbabura Volcano slopes
• Visit The Ethno Historic Museum of Mindalae to learn about the different cultural groups in Ecuador
• Visit the artisan market of Otavalos
• Drive through the Amazon to the city of Tena to meet the people of Ruku Kausay

ANT 2410 Cultural Anthropology:  Special focus Indigenous Cultures of Ecuador 3.0
ANT 1920 Independent Work in Anthropology 1.0 - 3.0

Estimated Cost:  $3,005
*Pending approval

The program fee for the study abroad program to the Ecuador will typically cover:
  • Round-trip airfare from Florida to Ecuador
  • All in-country transportation
  • All in-country accommodation
  • All meals
  • Tours, museums, and other activity fees
  • International insurance

Estimated Costs not included in the Program Fee:
Tuition $320.31 (3 credits)
Books Unknown
Passport $165
Immunizations Refer to Immunization Section for more info
Spending Money $50
Total: $535.31*

*Please note that the Total Estimated Costs not included in the program fee is an approximation and that individuals will differ   

Read through the Cancellation and Withdrawal Policy to understand payment expectations. This policy will accompany the Study Abroad Application form that you must fill out and sign to join a program.

Payment Plan:
The payments expected for the program will follow the calendar below.
Payment Amount Due Date
$130 (Non-Refundable Deposit and Application Fee) Due with Application
$1,370 November 17, 2017
$1,505 January 5, 2018

*Payment dates are subject to change. Participants will be informed via email if changes occur.

How to Make a Payment

To make a payment, go to the Cashier's Office in the Northwest Campus. The Cashier's Office accepts payments in cash, by check and by credit card. You can make your payments on the phone.  More info here.

If you are not able to make a payment according to the dates assigned by Santa Fe College's International Education Office, it may still be possible for you to join the program; however you will likely incur increased costs.

Local Laws and Special Circumstances
Click here to read about the local laws in Ecuador as provided by the U.S. State Department. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact the International Education Coordinator and/or the faculty leader(s) for your program. 

Safety and Security
Please read the safety and security information provided by the U.S. State Department by clicking here. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact the International Education Coordinator and/or the faculty leader(s) for your program.


Please click here to visit the Center for Disease Control website for Ecuador and carefully read about immunization information and requirements for Ecuador.
Click here:  Alachua County Department of Health, to access information about Foreign Travel.

Tentative Itinerary:
Trip dates: March 3, 2018 – March 14, 2018

Day 1: 
  • Depart from Florida arrive in Quito, Ecuador and transfer to the Hotel
Day 2:
  • Quito City Tour, Ethno Historic Museum, and Academic Lectures
Day 3:
  • Quito – San Clemente Community. Preparation for social project.
Day 4:
  • Social Interaction: Community Work with Local Kids
Day 5:
  • Social Interaction:  Minga Work in the Community
Day 7:
  • San Clemente - Papallacta
Day 8:
  • Papallacta to the Amazon
Days 9-10:
  • Sharing the Amazon Community Ruku Kausay 
Day 11: 
  • Return to Quito
Day 12:
  • Depart for Florida
Application & Scholarships

In order to apply for this Study Abroad program and for all Santa Fe College Study Abroad Scholarships please complete this online application. (Note that you will have to create an account. Do not try to log in with your Santa Fe credentials).

Faculty Leaders:

Heather Hall

Heather Hall is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at SFC.  She has traveled extensively throughout Europe, the Caribbean, South and Central and South America as well as Hong Kong and other parts of China.  She has co-lead nine very successful study abroad trips with SFC, including study in Peru, Ecuador, Costa Rica and Egypt. This will be her 10th return student trip to Ecuador.


Joshua A Crosby

Joshua Crosby has been an Adjunct Professor at Santa Fe College since January 2011.  He has taught classes at three institutions, both in the classroom and online, including General Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology, Multicultural Communication, Human Sexuality and Culture, Race and Ethnic Relations, and Global Health Culture.  He has a M.A. in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Central Florida, and is currently a Ph.D. canidate at the University of Florida.  Josh is the undergraduate liaison office for the Florida Anthropological Students Association (FASA). His current research examines human-environmental relations, specifically traditional ecological knowledge (TEK), ethnobiology, foraging, and the cultural transmission of environmental knowledge.  His previous research examined tourism, development, poverty alleviation, and sustainability.  A former AmeriCorps volunteer, Josh has traveled extensively throughout Latin America.  He conducted research in Oaxaca, Mexico for 2 months for his M.A. thesis. Currently he is working in collaboration with a ecology-based multidisciplinary group in Swaziland, Africa.  He has participated in five study abroad trips through Santa Fe.


This program is pending approval. All figures are subject to change. For more information, contact the International Education Coordinator.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 02/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.